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Calcium Deficiency in Chickens

Calcium deficiency occurs when a bird is getting inadequate calcium intake from their diet.

Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency are as follows:

  • Weakness
  • Lameness
  • Weak egg shells, or no egg shell
  • Broken Bones

Prevention, management and Treatment:

  • Ensure an appropriate complete and balanced commercial diet is being fed.
  • Reduce scraps and treats to once a week
  • Supplement diet with Shell grit or a liquid calcium supplement.